Tigger continues to confuse and confound us slaves. Not wishing to just endure with Tigger, I've taken to perform behavior that in the past, would have resulted in scratches and bites. I've scratched his belly while he's getting a drink. That resulted in loud purrs (or was it because he once again succeded in getting a slave to turn on the water?) I give him back rubs and massages that end up at his tail. This would have resulted in growls, fangs and nails coming out. Maybe once or twice a day it does result in his tail fapping back and forth (telling me he's not happy) so I stop. I talk soothingly to him and give him attention when he's drinking. When he stops drinking I pick him up and put him on his back. Scratching and belly rub time. 95% of the time he's purring within seconds. I don't do it long... just enough time to get into the bedroom and let him jump to the bed. Getting down to his level by getting on my knees Tigger will bonk me and purr. Rubbing against me to mark me as one of his possitions occurs. (Charlie the Three Legged cat also does this. He'll jump up on my lap and put his front legs on my shoulder. Being the LONG kitty that he is he'll be able to reach my face and that's when he'll rub cheeks) Tigger will rub cheeks a smidge longer than Charlie though.
Than it's either RUN OFF
to explore where his primary slave is OR collapse curl and work (curled up sleeping is working for a cat if you didn't know)
When his primary slave and I are getting ready for bed, he will walk AROUND his primary slave at least two complete circles AROUND her. When she has become supine, he will start walking in much smaller circles. He doesn't like her moving around to settle in for night. She will finally decide to settle on her right or left side. When this occurs, he will settle in for the night ON TOP of her. Nighty night everyone.
Can't figure out why he has to circle around her.